In Virgin Islands Circa 1890

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Date of Game Circa 1890 "Well before the end of the nineteenth century."
Location Virgin Islands
Description

"Exactly how the diamond sport was originally transported to the island paradise remains something of a mystery. As elsewhere, the Cubans certainly played a major role. Bat-and-ball games here actually began with the arrival of cricket, but as Virgin Islanders began seeking work as sugarcane cutters in both Cuba and the Dominican Republic, the baseball connections were also quickly established, and well before the end of the nineteenth century."

Peter C. Bjarkman, Diamonds Around the Globe (Greenwood Press, 2005), page 327.

It isn't clear from this whether the British or Danish (after 1917, U.S.) Virgin Islands, or both, are meant.

Sources

Peter C. Bjarkman, Diamonds Around the Globe

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Virgin Islands
Entry Origin Sabrpedia



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